best hard drive?
Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:52 PM
Posted 26 June 2010 - 12:42 AM
I do not know a great deal about your laptop, whether it has sata drive or IDI.
Her is a link to Dell, your model http://support.dell....LAT_PNT_PM_D400
Bookmark the page for future ref. On this page is a link for system configuration. I think you can find the drive you want, then do a search for a better price.
What about an OS? Did the machine come with it pr-installed? or do you have installation CD?
Edited by iammykyl, 26 June 2010 - 12:49 AM.
Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:27 AM
Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go!
It always helps to do a little digging. Here is a spec sheet for the Dell Latitude D400:
It looks like you're best off using a smaller 40 GB or 60 GB IDE drive.
Hope that helps! Let me know if there's anything else I can do to assist you.
It would help to use correct grammar and spelling when giving advice. Also, there is no such thing as an IDI drive. Make sure you double-check your research and spelling; we don't want to give bad advice.
Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:33 AM
If you get us the tag we can find out exactly how it was configured when it was new.
A couple things. The spec sheet that FNP referenced was recommending windows 2000, XP home SP1, or XP pro SP1.
Based on that I would say that it might not accept Vista or Windows 7.
Double Date Rate (DDR) SDRAM at 266MHz (PC2100); Standard - 128MB (shared)4; Maximum - 2.0GB (shared)4;
Memory module capacities - 128, 256, 512MB, and 1GB
The hard disk specs are "30GB EIDE/ATA-100; 40GB EIDE/ATA-100; 60GB EIDE/ATA-100".
Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:25 AM
You will also need to buy an operating system and I agree with 123Runner that Windows 7 may not support that older hardware. Alternatively, you can install Linux for free, if you choose.
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